The thick wool interior of the helmet has light surface wear and has the small leather interior connector complete and attached, very fine stitching throughout. Please see all photos for a better overall description and visual view - see all 12 photos including one of Jim Thorpe wearing a similar style and aged helmet -- very cool (this helmet was not worn by Thorpe, but an example of a style he wore several years ago)! These very old antique football helmets are extremely scarce and date to the very early 1900s.The old circa vintage football ball helmet is a very early example of the dog-ear style helmet. Check out the unique and Unusual design and the gaps between the top thick well ventilated leather quarter panels and the odd looking front leather harness - hard to believe this old beaut and rare helmet added much protection for being an early 1900s football head harness - also, check out the leather pebbles chin strap connectors good indicator of its early design and craftsmanship. The antique football helmet remains in gorgeous condition with supple leather and the completely intact chin strap and fastener. An very rare and unusual example of an early 1900 Football ball helmet - wood display stand is INCLUDED. This awesome RARE 1910's leather football helmet will look amazing sweet displayed in your sports room, office, den or family room - wow!! Adult size vintage DOG ear helmet (measures to size 7 to 7 1/4 and has the front UNUSUAL expanding forehead piece WITH LEATHER middle connector and style which would allow for different size heads to fit snugly into these old battle field weapons).
Included with the old ball helmet is the canvas chin strap Not sure this is original to the helmet, but is sewn on. The old beaut is 100-105 plus years old plus leather helmet is very thick and has wool lining fully intact and fully affixed into the interior as well - very very nice overall craftsmanship and display item and would make a super AWESOME addition to any sports collection or sports fan - cool antique (please see several photos for a better overall visual description). The leather is very clean and solid. The exterior leather cross straps ARE TIGHTLY stitched and complete with a factory ventilation hole punched into the crossing top - each top panel has ventilation holes throughout. It has a great shine and an awesome look!It has it's beautiful patina and is 100% worn original (see close-ups)! The interior of the helmet is in SUPER nice shape & condition as well and as noted and described. This old DOG EAR Circa football helmet would look sweet displayed as photo'd!
All sales must be paid for within 5 days of sale end date or the sale will be voided. Good luck and thank you for looking!The item "UNUSUAL Old Antique Early 1910s JIM THORPE Style VINTAGE Leather Football Helmet" is in sale since Monday, December 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Football\Vintage". The seller is "peachbaskettiques" and is located in Temecula, California. This item can be shipped to United States.